Green Desert Spoon

 

Dasylirion acrotrichum

Agavaceae

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 6 feet tall, 6 feet wide

Leaves; Green, narrow leaves, up to 40 inches long, terminating in fibers, curved spines on the leaf edges

Flowers: Large quantity of small white flowers on a 7-15 ft tall spike
Fruit: Seed
Stems/Trunks:
Dense rosette form
Range/Origin: East-central Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset Zones: 12-24; USDA: 9-11 Hardy to 20F

Comments: Low litter, Saw-toothed leaves

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed, off-shoots
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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